Hmm...where to begin. I suppose at the beginning! I spent the better part of my childhood and teenage years writing, both original fiction and fanfiction. I even posted a story on this site, way back before the shift. Then I taught myself how to draw and sort of lost interest in writing for awhile. Eventually, college, work, practicum, karate, and a million other responsibilities sucked away any remaining time that I had for fun, and I no longer had the freedom to devote myself to either writing or drawing. Fortunately, now I do, and I have decided to get back into writing. It was something that brought me a great deal of enjoyment, especially being a part of this community. That, and I have so many plot bunnies running around here. They keep breeding! But I am having some difficulty getting back into the swing of things again. Here are my two main difficulties: Getting Started: It has been a couple of years since I have written anything that wasn't a research paper for class. The most creative writing I have done lately has been client progress notes for my practicum. I can bust out a 10 page paper the night before it's due at the drop of a hat now, but when I try to sit down and kill one of my plot bunnies, I end up staring off into space trying to think of a good introduction that doesn't end with a thesis statement. Getting From Point A to Point B: My second main difficulty, is impatience. I'll have an idea of certain plot points that need to happen or want to happen in the course of the story. But I sometimes have trouble figuring out how I want to transition between each event in a manner that makes sense and doesn't interupt the flow of the story. Naturally, my own difficulties got me curious about other writers' difficulties. Misery loves company, right? So here is my question: What do you find to be your biggest difficulty when it comes to writing? I just thought it would be interesting to see what other people thought, and how they dealt with those difficulties. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!